VideoGamer.com's Jamin Smith writes: "From Dust is a glorious reminder of how fascinating a good god-sim can be. Both from a technical and visual perspective it's hard to fault, but the 'game' gets lost somewhere amongst all the incredible things you can do with the terrain. There's a poor sense of progression to it, ultimately; once you've set up all four villages, you're off and onto the next area. It never feels like your efforts are leading to anything.
It's easy to appreciate From Dust, but harder to enjoy it. Regardless of this fact, it's an important game - bold, innovative and different - and well worth checking out during the summer drought."